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Windows PowerShell Core Providers

Updated: October 17, 2013

Applies To: Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows PowerShell 5.0

This section contains help topics that describe the Windows PowerShell providers in the Microsoft.PowerShell.Core module.

Windows PowerShell providers are .NET programs that make the data in a specialized data store available in Windows PowerShell so that you can easily view and manage it. The data that a provider exposes appears in a drive, much like a file system drive. For more information, see about_Providers.


Provider Description

Alias Provider

Provides access to the Windows PowerShell aliases and their values.

Environment Provider

Provides access to the Windows environment variables.

FileSystem Provider

Provides access to files and directories.

Function Provider

Provides access to the functions defined in Windows PowerShell.

Registry Provider

Provides access to the system registry keys and values.

Variable Provider

Provides access to Windows PowerShell variables and their values.

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